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Publication numberUS1138865 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1915
Filing dateAug 3, 1914
Priority dateAug 3, 1914
Publication numberUS 1138865 A, US 1138865A, US-A-1138865, US1138865 A, US1138865A
InventorsCharles Augustus Hagerty
Original AssigneeCharles Augustus Hagerty
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus.
US 1138865 A
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APPLICATION FILED AuG.3. 1914 Patented May 11, 1915.



Application l'ed August 3, 19.14. Serial No, 854,881.

T0 all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, CHARLEs AUGUSTUS HAGERTY, a citizen of the United States, re'

apparatus in which a missile or projectile i is discharged at a target, and one of the main objects of my invention is to' produce a gameapparatus of the class described of simple form and construction in which the reward of the game depends upon the skill ofI the player in projecting a missile into apertures in a moving target.

Another object of my invention is to produce a game apparatus ofthe class described in which a moving target provided with receiving apertures is arran ed in. such a manner as to deliver the missile entering such apertures into predetermined'pockets respectively of different values arranged in a stationary portion of the apparatus'.

Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter.

' Referring to' the drawings, which are for illustrative purposes only: Figure 1 is a side elevation of a game apparatus embodying a form of my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the apparatus shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan view, partly in section, of the apparatus shown lin Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a plan view of a portion of the apparatus shown in Fig. 1 the revolvingtable and gun being remove -he apparatus consists of a base 1 's upf ported on suitable legs 2, the base 1 being designed to be placed upon any suitable object to support the same at approximately the height of an ordinary table. Secured to the underside of the table is a sheet metal member 3bent to form a series of runways 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, the runways being inclined downwardly toward the front of the apparatus and terminating in pockets 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,l 20k and 21 respectively. Secured to the upper side of the base 1 is a distributing box 24 being provided with an outerv concentric channel 2 5 and a series of inner concentric channels 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 the channels 26. to 30 inclusive each being provided with a, single hlghportion 31 and. a 19W ortica-3.25m an ranged that a ball will ro from the high I into.

portion to the low portion and drop downwardl therefrom through outlet openn s 26", 27', 2-8-, 29 and 30 respectively, tle openings 26 to 30 registering with passages 'through the base 1 forming continuations `of the respective outlet openings in the channels into the respective runways below the base.`

The channel 25 is provided witha plurality of outlet openings indicated at 35, 36, 37 and 38, the said channel 25 having a high portion and a low portion for each of the openings 35 to 38 inclusive, so that a. ball dropping. into the channel 25 will r'oll into the respective outlets, depending upon which portion of the channel 25 vthe ball should fall Mounted in the basel, centrally of the distributing box 24, is a bearing 40 which extends upwardly therefrom to the saine height as `thetop of the distributing box 24. 41 designates a spindle rotatably mounted in the bearing 40 and provided with a flange 42 to which issecured a rotatable table or target 43 provided with a series of apertures extending inwardly from the outer Vface thereof and designated at 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49 respectively. The apparatus 45 to 49.resp ectively' are arranged radially' with respect to the spindle 41 and are formed so that the floor or bottom of the respective apertures" is depressed downwardly toward outlet passa es 45', 46', 47', 48 and 49 in the bottom o the respective apertures. Each aperture 45 to 49 respectively is provided at the mouth or entrance end thereof with a gateindiated at 51 formed of wire, theends 52 ofA which extend into the walls of theaperture in such a manner that the resfp'ectite gates may swingv freely inwardly andasfsume a v ertical or closed position Whsll lllQt operated. The lower end 53 of the-respective gates engages a shoulder 54 foundedatthe mouth of each respective aperture, -whereby the'gates are prevented from swinging outward y by contact from the interim of the aperture'- minates in a circular trough indicated at 5 5 which is provided with a seriesl of discharge or` utlet openings 56, 57, 58 and 59, the troughbeing provided Vwith a series of highportions 60 located between the respective. discharge outlets, sothat a ball or inissile will roll away froml thel respective high portions 60 tov the' outlet openings. Mounted, by meansof'a suitable bracket6l secured t0 the base .1 is a motor 62 which may be 0f The table 43 ter any suitable form of construction, in the present instance being a spring motor provided with a winding key 63 and governor means 64, the motor bein connected by means of suitable gearing indicated at 65 with thel spindle 41.0f the table 43.

Mounted at the front end of the base 1 is a gun 66 provided with a barrel 67 having an opening 68 in the top thereof for the insertion of a ball or missile indicated at 70. v

71 designates a spring actuated follower controlled by trigger mechanism 72 mounted on the handle 73 of the gun.

The operation of the game a paratus is as follows: Assuming that the ba 70 has been loaded into the gun and that the trigger has been pulled, Fig. 2 would illustrate the relative position of the parts at the time the ball is moving in the direction of the arrow out of the gun toward the target, namely, the rotating table, the table having been first set in rotatable motion by means of the motor 62. The ball leaving the n would be discharged against the face o the table 43 and in the event that one of the apertures should l be in line with the gun at the proper instant,

the ball would enter such aperture. In the present instance, assuming that the ball entered the aperture 46, the gate 51 therein would swing inwardly admittingthe ball to the aperture, and the same would roll toward the discharge outlet 46. therein. It is to be noted that the discharge outlet 46 of the aperture 46 is at all times over the concentric channel 3G in the distributing box 24 and a ball passing through the outlet 46 would drop into the channel 30. The ball in the channel 30 would roll toward the discharge opening 30 therein and drop downwardly throu h such opening, and the continuation a: tereof in the base 1, into the runway 8 immediately below the opening 30', the ball movin down the runway 8 into pocket -17. Should the ball enter aperture 47 it will pass downwardly' through outlet 47 into channel 29 in the distributin box, thence through discharge opening 29 in the channel, and opening thereunder, into runway 7 and be discharged into pocket 16. The course of a ball entering apertures 48, 49 and 45 would be throu h respective o enin 48, 49 and 45 into t e respective c anne s 28, 27 and 26 in the distributing box and be discharged respectively through openings 28', 27 and 26 into respective runways 9, 6 and 10, thence into respective pockets 18, 15 ,and 19. I-n the event that a ball when dischar ed from the gun should strike the face o the table 43, the ball should it rebound toward the gun, would strike against walls 75 of a delector 7 6 and roll into the circular trough 55 of the table. The position of the table would determine whether such ball would pass through discharge openings 56, 57, 58 or 59 1n the trough, andthe position of the table with relation to the distributing box would deter mine through which opening 35, 36, 37 or 38 in the concentric channel 25 the ball would ass, the ball passing through opening 35 eing delivered into runway 12, t ence into pocket 21. A ball delivered through opening 36 would pass into runwa into pocket 20. A ball passing through opening 37 would be delivered into runway 5, thence into pocket 14. A ball discharged through opening 38 would be delivered into runway 4, thence into pocket 13. It is to be noted that the width of the mouth or entrance of the respective apertures 45 to 49 inclusive in the table is varied, and that the ockets in the base may be numbered to designate the reward the player will have upon operating the game. The ball entering the aperture of narrowest width eventually passes into the pocket having the highest reward. In the present instance, I have shown the pockets numbered so that the player who is skilled enough to lire a ball into the narrowest aperture 46 in the table will count 7, as indicated in pocket 17. The ball discharged into aperture 47, passing eventually into pocket 16, receives 5 as a' reward. The ball entering aperture 48, eventually discharging into pocket 18, receives 4 as a reward. The" ball entering aperture 49, eventually passin into pocket 15, receives 3 as a reward. T e ball entering aperture 45, eventually passing into pocket 19, receives 2 as a reward. y

It is understood that the ball entering the trough 55 on the table may eventually pass, as heretofore described, into either pocket 13 14, 20, or 21, and I have marked the same l ne more shot, 1, Go back 5, and Go back 3 respectively. It is further understood that the pockets may be marked with an suitable markings, the markings disclose in Figs. 3 and.4 simply being for illustrative purposes.

Attention is directed to the fact that the skill of the lplayer comes into play in being able to disc arge a ball from the gun into the apertures in the table of smallest width, as the smaller the aperture the greater the reward.

What I claim is l' 1. A game apparatus com rising a stationary base having a series o pockets therein, a rotatable table mounted on said base, said table havinga series of radially arranged apertures extending nwardly from the outer face thereof, means for discharging a missile into said apertures, and means where a missile received in an aperture in 'said ta le is delivered into a predetermined pocket in said base. A

A game apparatus com rising a stationa base having a series o ockets therein, a ributing box on said ase having a 11, thencer tionary base having a series o series of channels therein each having outlet means to a predetermined pocket, a rotatable table mounted on said base, said table having a series of apertures therein, each of 5 said apertures having outlet means into a predetermined channel in said distributing box, and means for discharging a missile into the apertures in said table. 3. A game apparatus comfrising a starunways each terminating in a pocket,-a distributing box on said base havlng a series of concentric Channels therein each having an outlet to a predetermined runway, a rotatable table y mounted on said base, said table having a sesaid table having a series of apertures there- 1n, gate means at the mouth of each aperture, means for dischargi a missile into said apertures, and means or delivering a missile from any of said apertures into a predetermined pocket.

5. A game apparatus comprising a base `having a series of pockets supported there-l by, a rotatable table mounted en said base, said table having a series of apertures extending inwardly from the face thereof, a

` gate in the mouth of each aperture, means or pivotally mounting said gates to permit the same to freely inwardly, means for preventing the gate from swinging outwardly, means for discharging a missile into the apertures in said table, and means for conducting a. missile from any of said apertures to a predetermined pocket.

6. A game apparatus comprising a stationary-base having a series of runways each terminating in a pocket,'a distributing box on said base having a series of concentric inner channels and a concentric outer channel, said inner channels each having an outlet in the bottom thereof in open communication with one of said runways, said outer channel having a series of outlets in the bottom thereof each in open communication with one of said runways, a rotatable table on said base, said table having a series of apertures therein, each of said apertures having ,an outlet opening in the bottom thereof in open communication with one of said inner'concentric channels, a circular trough around the outer edge of said table, said 60 trough having a series of outlet openings in,v thebottom thereof in open communication with the outer concentric channel in said box, means for discharging a missile into said apertures, and means for rotating said tablex A In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 24th day of uly,1914


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U.S. Classification273/119.00R, 273/142.00G
International ClassificationA63D13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/0017